Lorenzo Brown knows the clock is ticking. The hands of time are spinning on the AAU circuit and with his recruitment. The four-star guard from Centennial High School in Roswell, Georgia is hoping to close out the summer strong and end his recruitment in the fall.
The Rivals150 guard knows this is his last chance to prove himself on the national scene with his Lou Will Elite team on the AAU circuit. He said he feels the sense of urgency now that July is here.
"I feel old." Brown said. "It's weird. I didn't think this would be here so fast. I want to get better in the summer so I can be ready for my senior year and then for college. I think I'm ready for the older guys. Everyone out here is pretty good but college should be a lot better. I want to get my shot off quicker and better. I heard they attack you as soon as you get the ball in college."
Brown is down to a select few in his recruitment and N.C. State is the team to beat, he says.
"Ever since my sophomore year, they've been there following me and recruiting me. They are playing a big part in my whole recruitment," Brown said. "I like the coaches a lot. I like coach [Sidney] Lowe and coach [Larry] Harris. They are real cool."
Memphis and Florida are also in the mix and Texas recently inquired about getting into the race, Brown said. With a favorite at the top of his list and several national powerhouses in the hunt, Brown says he isn't ready to make any sort of quick decisions.
"I'm sitting back and just watching everyone," Brown said. "It's kind of hard to decide because there are so many schools that I want to go to and visit. It's crazy.
"That's why I'm not trying to commit right now because I want to wait until I can go to the schools and see what it is like on the campuses during school. I want to see if I can get used to it."